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The Live Music Community is in Crisis

Canadians recognize the need for government support for recovery and worry about the future of live music in Canada. By David Coletto & Megan Ross For video interviews by Skype or Zoom or audio interviews, please contact David at 613-884-4730 or david@abacusdata.ca KEY FINDINGS 1. 85% of Canadians believe that the pandemic will have a
The Live Music Community is in Crisis

GameStop, Hedge Funds, and the Financial Market: What Canadians think and know

By Ihor Korbabicz Unless we’re talking massive sectoral job losses, fat Sienna Senior Living dividends, or a former US President gloating on Twitter, it is hard for a story about financial markets to burst into the consciousness of everyday Canadians. Let alone one about the performance of a single stock. And yet this is the
GameStop, Hedge Funds, and the Financial Market: What Canadians think and know

Horserace tightens as perceptions about federal vaccine rollout shift negative

Interested in a deeper dive on the latest polling in the run-up to a possible election? Register today for David’s new webinar series inFocus with David Coletto on February 9, 2021. By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national polling data shows that an election held today would see the Liberals with 32% support
Horserace tightens as perceptions about federal vaccine rollout shift negative

Canadians want a National Self-Care Strategy to help protect the public healthcare system

By David Coletto Cliquez ici pour la version en français KEY FINDINGS 1. Healthcare is a top issue for most Canadians as many are dissatisfied with emergency room wait times and access to family doctors. 2. Canada’s ageing population, government deficits and debt, and the COVID-19 pandemic are seen as threats to health services across
Canadians want a National Self-Care Strategy to help protect the public healthcare system

A New Year Brings Old Politics to Ontario

By Ihor Korbabicz and David Coletto The new year brings back a more familiar political reality for Doug Ford, with the Premier’s net popularity dropping from its high of +30 in the early days of the pandemic, to a peak of +35 in August, to just +4 today. Just about four in ten Ontarians have
A New Year Brings Old Politics to Ontario

Liberals lead by four as 2021 begins

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national polling data shows that an election held today would see the Liberals with 35% support (unchanged from last month), the Conservatives at 31%, the NDP at 17% and the Greens at 6%. Regionally, the Liberals have a 10-point lead in Ontario and a 9-point lead in
Liberals lead by four as 2021 begins

Now and then: How have Canadian views on politics and the economy changed over 2020?

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto 2020 was a year to remember, or perhaps to forget. It started with rail blockades, wildfires in Australia, and Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 572 being shot down in Iran that killed 55 Canadians and 30 permanent residents. A few weeks later, the Coronavirus was spreading around the world and
Now and then: How have Canadian views on politics and the economy changed over 2020?

Abacus Data Bulletin: Half of Canadians say they won’t gather with family outside their household for the holidays

Abacus Data Bulletins are short analyses of public opinion data we collect. For more information or media interviews, contact David Coletto.     PLEASE NOTE: The results in this release were updated on December 3. In our latest national survey completed on December 3, we asked respondents what they planned to do for the holidays
Abacus Data Bulletin: Half of Canadians say they won’t gather with family outside their household for the holidays

Liberals lead by 6 nationally, as COVID-19 gains as top issue

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Our latest national survey puts the Liberals ahead by 6 nationally – and with leads in BC, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada that would give them potential to win a majority if an election were held today. • In BC, the Liberals 34% lead the Conservatives by six (28%).
Liberals lead by 6 nationally, as COVID-19 gains as top issue

Biden win met with relief and optimism in Canada

By Bruce Anderson & David Coletto Canadians overwhelmingly believe the election victory of Joe Biden will be good for Americans and for the world. We asked Canadians to indicate whether they think Mr. Biden’s win will be good or bad across eleven different topics and in 10 of 11 cases, at least 3 out of
Biden win met with relief and optimism in Canada
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